Tamil Information Centre
User Name:   
  Remember Me  
Sign up  |  Forget password
    Contact us
Sabiya Mahal: Commemmorating 25 years of the Northern Muslim eviction
Published Date: 05/11/2015 (Thursday)
I am worried and mad at my Mum. Why is she doing this? Is she insane or greedy? She says it is foolish to keep something that will be soon taken over by “them”. I cried “Mum, it is our home. We have to keep it for our kids. Maybe they will not live there but this is the only connection we have got. After all, Mannar is our home town”.
Read more...    
British resident in Guantanamo Bay was released.
Published Date: 30/10/2015 (Friday)
The last British resident held at Guantánamo Bay, 46-year old Saudi national Shaker Aamer Mr Aamer, who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK and a British family, has been held in Guantánamo Bay since February 2002 where he has never faced charges or trial, and was first cleared for release in 2007. Several human rights organisations tirelessly campaigned for the release of Shaker Aamer and others who were held illegally.
Read more...    
Tamils Detainees Held Under PTA may be given Bail
Published Date: 28/10/2015 (Wednesday)
Reports coming from government sources indicate that the current government is ready to allow Tamils held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) without charges to be released on bail. But those who had been convicted could be released only by the President of the country. However, the Commissioner of Prisons, Rohana Pushpakumara has said that there is no one in detention now without a charge. Forty eight have been convicted and are serving a sentence, 116 have cases against them in High Courts and 62 in Magistrates ‘courts.
Read more...    
Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe claims Sri Lanka's 'white-flag' massacre was botched Rajapaksa deal
Published Date: 23/10/2015 (Friday)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the assembly that Rajapaksa had wanted to save the LTTE's peace secretariat chief S. Puleedevan for engineering his election victory in 2005 by organising a Tamil boycott of the vote and thus blocking votes for the UNP candidate. It was said in the parliament that the controversial "white flag killings" were actually due to a botched surrender arranged by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to save some of the senior Tiger leaders who had helped him to come to power. Wickremesinghe also made a startling allegation that the August 2005 assassination of foreign minister Lakshman Kadirgamar was also linked to Rajapaksa's plan to come to power.
Read more...    
Sabiya Mahal (from an IDP’s diary – 22nd August 2003)
Published Date: 22/10/2015 (Thursday)
I am worried and mad at my Mum. Why is she doing this? Is she insane or greedy? But she says it is foolish to keep something that will be soon taken over by “them”. I cried “Mum it is our home, we have got to keep it for our kids, may be they will not live there but this is the only connection we have got. After all Mannar is our hometown". My mother sounded very determined in her stand; she continued justifying her decision “Look you think it is going be your home again? People say that they have even changed the name of our street, they now call it Murugan Street, what a day dreamer you are and I don’t even want to imagine my grandchildren stepping in there” and she added “I have decided to do away with this house before the war starts again”.
Read more...    
Sri Lanka troops committed war crimes: Rajapaksa's panel
Published Date: 20/10/2015 (Tuesday)
The war crimes investigation set up by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has made startling revelations that senior military commanders should be hauled up for criminal prosecutions. The Maxell Paranagama commission appointed in 2013 in what many at the time feared was an attempt to white wash the security forces has surprisingly produced a shockingly frank report amounting to an indictment of the former regime.
Read more...    
Gary Anandasangaree wins Scarborough-Rouge Park for Liberals in landslide victory
Published Date: 20/10/2015 (Tuesday)
Gary Anandasangaree has won the new riding of Scarborough-Rouge Park for the Liberal party, beating the Conservatives after the party dropped candidate Jerry Bance late in the campaign. Anandasangaree surged ahead of the other candidates with an overwhelming majority of the vote. Conservative Leslyn Lewis came in a distant second, followed by NDP candidate Rev. Kantharatnam Shanthikumar.
Read more...    
The challenge of doing what is right in Sri Lanka After UN resolution, church leaders must insist on justice to promote reconciliation
Published Date: 16/10/2015 (Friday)
After four contentious resolutions on Sri Lanka, the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Oct. 1 adopted a "consensus resolution" for foreign judges and prosecutors to help Sri Lanka try those accused of serious crimes during the decades-long civil war. This resolution came as a response to a report by the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which the previous Sri Lankan government had aggressively opposed — going to the extent of threatening, intimidating and arresting Sri Lankans who supported it, including my own detention.
Read more...    
Deputy Chief of Police of Halton Regional Police Service, Canada.
Published Date: 11/10/2015 (Sunday)
Tamil People living in Canada is proud to announce that a Sri Lankan citizen who was working in the Canadian police service has been appointed as the Deputy Inspector General of police. Nishanthan Thuraiappa who joined the Canadian police force as a police constable in the Harlton area has been gradually promoted to the rank of the Deputy Inspector General due to his outstanding performance. The Harlton police department announced this last weekend.
Read more...    
CID Arrests Pillayan In Connection With Pararajasingham Assassination
Published Date: 11/10/2015 (Sunday)
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan and LTTE member alias Pillayan has been arrested by the CID for the alleged killing of Joseph Pararajasingham, a former TNA MP. He was shot dead at St. Mary's cathedral church in Batticaloa, while attending Christmas prayers early morning on 25 December 2005. S. Chandrakanthan arrived at the CID to provide a statement on the murder of Former Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham in 2005. He is also part of of Karuna Amman led Tamil Makkal Viduthal Pulihal (TMVP), at the time Pararajasingam was killied..
Read more...    
Seventy Three Sri Lankan refugees return home
Published Date: 09/10/2015 (Friday)
Nine-year-old Arunraj and his younger sister Rakshana are excited about their journey on Thursday. For the first time in their lives, they would be travelling by an airplane and both want to have a window seat. The children, born to a Sri Lankan refugee couple in a special camp at Adiyanuthu in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, are among the 73 who left the special camps for Sri Lanka with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday, to start a new life on the island.
Read more...    
1,500 Tamil youths to be recruited as PCs
Published Date: 08/10/2015 (Thursday)
According to Sri Lankan Police Department, it has decided to recruit 1,500 Tamil youths of the North as Police Constables. The necessary initiatives have already been drawn up. It has been decided to recruit 1500 Tamil youths as Constables with the intention of imparting an efficient Police Service to the Northern civilians. There is a dearth of Police Officers who are fluent in Tamil. As such it has been decided to undertake these recruitments.
Read more...    
Forgetting the whole for a part
Published Date: 08/10/2015 (Thursday)
In analysing any phenomena, whether it is a thing, event or a process philosophers usually consider three categories the Universal, the General and the particular. In other words they do not consider any phenomenon in isolation. They look at all its connections and inter-connections, thus observing both the external and internal factors that affect it. Unfortunately this does not seem to be practice in Sri Lanka, especially in analysing political and social phenomena. Take for example the wide discourse that is unfolding on the issue of the Resolution passed last week by the United Nations Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka.
Read more...    
US to provide additional funding for demining in Sri Lanka
Published Date: 08/10/2015 (Thursday)
The US announced an additional USD 1.745 million for demining activities in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated former war zone today. The additional fund was announced after a meeting between the US Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap, and minister of rehabilitation, resettlement and Hindu religious affairs D M Swaminathan.
Read more...    
Rape Victims finally gets justice
Published Date: 07/10/2015 (Wednesday)
The Jaffna High Court sentenced four soldiers who were charged with raping of a 27-year-old mother of two and sexually abusing a 37-year-old mother of five in the Vishvamadu area in Mullaitivu on the 6th of June 2010 with 20 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI). High Court Judge M Ilanchelian ordered the convicted soldiers to pay compensation of Rs. 500,000 and fine of Rs. 25,000 for the gang raped victim. In the case of failure to pay the compensation they will serve two more years of RI. Failure to pay the fine will result in an additional year of imprisonment.
Read more...    
CID arrests former Minister Janaka Bandara
Published Date: 06/10/2015 (Tuesday)
Former Minister and current Matale District United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Janaka Bandara Tennakoon has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with a murder committed in 1999. Issuing a media release, Police Headquarters stated the MP was taken into custody as part of an investigation into an incident that occurred on December 14, 1999 in Dambulgamuwa, Matale, where one person was shot and killed and another injured.
Read more...    
Ready to quit NDA if it helps Sri Lankan Tamils’
Published Date: 05/10/2015 (Monday)
PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss said he was ready to quit the BJP-led NDA alliance if his decision could help find a permanent solution to the problems of the Sri Lankan Tamils. Reacting to TNCC president E.V.K.S. Elangovan who asked why he was continuing in the NDA when India supported the “diluted” resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for a probe into the war crimes, Mr Anbumani said the Congress leader was only diverting the issue.
Read more...    
Fisheries minister in troubled water
Published Date: 05/10/2015 (Monday)
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday vowed to re-launch bilateral talks with Indian authorities urgently to resolve the long standing fishing dispute between Sri Lanka and India. Amaraweera told The Island that he had already instructed his officials to explore the possibility of initiating government level talks soon to find solutions to the issue.
Read more...    
Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss MP speaks at the General Debate on the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka
Published Date: 05/10/2015 (Monday)
Thank You Mr.President This is Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, Member of Parliament and former Health Minister, Government of India welcoming the OISL report on behalf of Pasumai Thaayagam. I speak on behalf of the seventy-seven million people of Tamil Nadu in India, who are concerned about the welfare, rights and dignity of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka.
Read more...    
Spate of crimes: What’s happening, ask people
Published Date: 04/10/2015 (Sunday)
A sudden rise in reports of child molestations, kidnappings and killings of children and women in the past two weeks and the brutality of the crimes, have created a fear psychosis among the people who doubt the law enforcement authorities ability to deal with the alarmingly increasing crime rate. The rape and killing of four-year-old Seya from Kotadeniyawa, the brutal murder of a ten-year-boy in Athurugiriya and the killing of a 48-year- old woman, a tea plucker in Kahawatta, within the space of two weeks have jolted the people, into questioning what’s happening to our society.
Read more...    
A lost generation of Tamil Youth: Impact of Past Wartrauma, Present Psychological context, Globalization and Education
Published Date: 03/10/2015 (Saturday)
Dr Daya Somasundaram, a social scientist and Psychiatrist living and working in Jaffna throughout the war has delivered the Anandarajan memorial lecture on 3 October 2015. Political and human rights activists see his lecture as a well considered lecture on the issues relating to Tamil youth of today in the war affected parts of the country which contains valuable information to any government, be it Provincial or the Central, and the organisations in the Tamil diaspora could use, to develop meaningful projects to uplift the Tamil community in general and the youth in particular.
Read more...    
Sri Lanka: UN war crimes resolution marks a turning point for victims
Published Date: 01/10/2015 (Thursday)
Following the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka Amnesty International said, “ crucial resolution adopted at the UN Human Rights Council today offers the victims of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict the prospect of finally getting the truth and justice they deserve” Although far from perfect, if the resolution and the underlying commitments of Sri Lanka’s government are implemented in good faith it presents an opportunity for victims to finally get the truth and justice they have been waiting for. David Griffiths, Amnesty International’s South Asia Research Director
Read more...    
UNHRC: SL resolution adopted without vote
Published Date: 01/10/2015 (Thursday)
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted am amended resolution resolution titled ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ without a vote. The resolution dealt with accountability issues in Sri Lanka during the period 2002-2009. It called for foreign judges and prosecutors to take part in Sri Lankan efforts to try those accused of serious crimes during and after the country’s civil war.
Read more...    
Published Date: 30/09/2015 (Wednesday)
As the first nation to recognise the Eelam people’s long struggle over the national question, we have always welcomed India’s definitive interventions in Sri Lanka. Equally, we also repeatedly affirmed that without India’s strong intervention, a firm and definitive solution cannot be found to our national question. Therefore, at this present and very critical time too we strongly believe that no definitive change could occur without appropriate intervention of India.
Read more...    
At UN, President of Sri Lanka details country’s ‘new vision’ built on sustainability and reconciliation
Published Date: 30/09/2015 (Wednesday)
President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. After years of conflict, “a new era of democracy” dawned in Sri Lanka this year, ushering in justice, freedom and equality, the country’s President told the United Nations General Assembly today, reporting that his Government supports a “fresh universal approach” that deals honestly with the past while pursuing sustainable development.
Read more...    

[First Page] [Previous] Showing page 107 of 131 pages [Next] [Last Page]

 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25 
 26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50 
 51   52   53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60   61   62   63   64   65   66   67   68   69   70   71   72   73   74   75 
 76   77   78   79   80   81   82   83   84   85   86   87   88   89   90   91   92   93   94   95   96   97   98   99   100 
 101   102   103   104   105   106   107   108   109   110   111   112   113   114   115   116   117   118   119   120   121   122   123   124   125 
 126   127   128   129   130   131 
Support our work to bring rights to life in any way big or small

Donate using PayPal

Select dates to view
past and future events
<<<Jan - 2019>>>
 Stand up for Rights and Justice
Grant 18 year old Saudi Woman Rahaf asylum in the UK
Take Action
Call to Ban Monsanto’s pesticide
Trump’s child hostages
Set Noura Free -- sign now!
Latest Publication
Proto Sumero Dravidian: The Common Origin of Sumerian and Dravidian Languages Conference Report:

Proto Sumero Dravidian: The Common Origin of Sumerian and Dravidian Languages


About us
Site Help
Getting in touch
Facebook Youtube twitter
Sitemap  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions
Copyright © 2019 ticonline.org, All rights reserved.